“Ooh, it’s our turmeric and black pepper hot chocolate. It’s also got cinnamon, orange, chocolate, sugar, marshmallow… I’m actually not supposed to say how we make it, but it’s amazing. Make sure you drop a gum ball into the jar to show that you’re supporting Meals On Wheels!” Kerrie, Red Bush Tea and Coffee Company, 10th Street.

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is on right now, with 9 of the 32 participating restaurants located in Hillhurst-Sunnyside. All month these businesses compete for popular votes as to who has the best hot chocolate. Proceeds going to Meals on Wheels.